R: [pfaf] TAGUA NUT ! Vegetal Ivory
- I met the tagua ,well I met Miguel Andrade of Ecuanatura.He has tagua seeds and sell seeds and handycraft 'artesania' objects.He is from Ecuador you may contact him :Guadalupe Cadena 593-9-9072789Roca 538 y J.L.Mera.Ed.Casal GuarderasTelefax 0059322-230845Quito EcuadorMilano ItaliaMiguel Andrade 333.3237579/339.4409222Bastione di Porta Volta Milano MiItaliaAngelo Barbetti
----- Original Message -----From: Richard MorrisTo: email@example.com ; amjwigmore@... ; jasminkay39@... ; rich@... ; thennen@... ; diesiebdruckerei@...Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 6:57 PMSubject: [pfaf] Some questions from our discussion groupsAs well as this mailing list PFAF also has a set of discussion
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Richard Fiorino rich@... wrote:
Where can I find bleached line flax for spinning?
Barry A.Clark jasminkay39@...
Caravan site with a shady wood with Oak trees & Mountain Ash.
Ground is Grey Clay so its slim on the top in Winter & like
concrete in Summer.Loads of Fiberous Tree roots. Need lists
of Plants & Shrubs.Its also on a Slop facing due South in
I grow various unusual tubers in my raised vegetable beds:
oxalis tuberosa, tropaeolum tuberosum , apios americana,
dioscorea batatas (that one does not do well, probably too
cold without protection), yacon. I wonder if any or all of
them will benefit from a load of compost, and whether it is
good to grow them in the same place year after year?
Myrtus Ugni: I have had two plants for some three years, one in a
bed, one in poorish soil in the front garden. One was fruiting
when I bought it, never has done since. The other was rather
bigger when I bought it and has never fruited. The fruit were
delicious, but how to get them to give me some more?
Tom Hennen thennen@...
I need a recommendation for a good ground cover plant for a home
located on Galveston Bay south of Houston, Texas. It has been
suggested that I use "Asian Jasmine". I have very little knowledge
of gardening, let alone this specific plant. Please help! Thanks!
I have a large area planted with junipers for erosion control. My
problem is controlling the grass that grows within the plants.
Is there a way to stop the growth of grass and not damage the plants?
Ute Beling diesiebdruckerei@...
I'm looking for seed or help fur cultivation .
Also I'm looking for a whole Tagua nut ( natural ivory )
If there is someone who likes to contact me .
I am from Hamburg Germany.
Thanks a lot.
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- Lots of things are called "jasmine" based on fragrance--most are
*extremely toxic* (only make "jasmine" tea with jasminum flowers if at
all!!!), and are members of the dogbane, milkweed, strychnine, and
nightshade families. As a ground cover, "asian jasmine" probably
refers to Trachelstemon (sp?) jasminoides or T. asiatica (or related),
which are better known as Confederate jasmines (at least in FL). They
are (dark) evergreen, tolerate sun or some shade, a few variegated
forms exist, and have pinwheel-shape white or cream ~1 inch fragrant
flowers (white-flowered T. jasminoides has what I'm guessing is
"jasmine" fragrance; T. asiatica has broader, creamy petals with
orangeish eyes and smells somewhat like cinnamon). They are dogbanes
and highly toxic, but look handsome, smell wonderful, and are fairly
tough (in the Deep South). Other "jasmines' (Jasminum, Cestrum,
Mandevilla sauvis, Gelsimium sempervirens) really need to climb
something. Confederate jasmine will twine if it can, but is happy as
a groundcover also. The primary sunny groundcover in northern FL is
that evil "two-finger" turfgrass (basically crabgrass w/ runners) that
simply refuses to be killed and encourages nematode burdens lethal to
everything I want to grow (figs, strawberries, gardenia, okra,
tomatoes...). As a result, I can't make recommendations for sunny
areas (except for "arid" sandhills--use the perfumy-fruited "gopher
apple," Licania michauxii, or other native vegetation because you have
little choice; maybe exotic succulents would succeed except that
sandhills have acid soils). Dutch clover? Corsican Mint? Since FL is
flat, I don't worry much about erosion, so I don't mind empty patches
under trees, pending finding something useful to fill them with. (The
feds went around in the 1930s and "solved" an erosion problem that
didn't exist locally; the result: our forests and homes have been
buried and killed by kudzu. Thanks, FDR.) If you don't mind tall
"groundcovers," I'd recommend gingers for the live-oak-level
(translation for y'all Yanks and Limeys: very dark, year-round) shady
areas. Globba sp. and Zingiber miogi supposedly spread quickly. The
Japanese eat Z. miogi flowers and new shoots (probably as a spice) and
at least one ornamental,variagated form exists. Shade is also a good
place for Cammelias (incl. tea, C. sinsensis).
> Tom Hennen thennen@h...knowledge
> I need a recommendation for a good ground cover plant for a home
> located on Galveston Bay south of Houston, Texas. It has been
> suggested that I use "Asian Jasmine". I have very little
> of gardening, let alone this specific plant. Please help!Thanks!
> Unknown wrote
> I have a large area planted with junipers for erosion control. My
> problem is controlling the grass that grows within the plants.
> Is there a way to stop the growth of grass and not damage the
Well, if all you wanted was erosion control, what's wrong with extra